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Vice Provost

Philips Memorial Hall, Room 008
700 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Dr. Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.
Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies

Andrea Grinwis
Assistant to the Vice Provost

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Jeffery Osgood
Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies

Dr. Osgood provides leadership in the areas of curriculum and academic policies, assurance of student learning, faculty development, regional and specialized external accreditation, and strategic planning. He oversees and supports a number of direct reports, including the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and the the Offices of Graduate Studies, Institutional Research, as well as the Teaching and Learning Assessment Center.

Dr. Osgood is a Full Professor of Public Policy & Administration and has extensive experience in working with state and local governments through a variety of positions over the last ten years. He currently serves as Director of the Center for Social & Economic Policy Research at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Currently, as Director, Dr. Osgood has been involved with a number of studies ranging from health needs analyses to program evaluations for both public and private organizations, as well as nonprofit foundations. He holds a doctorate in urban and public affairs and a master of public administration. Dr. Osgood served as Chair of the University's Curriculum and Academic Policies Council for three years and as Faculty Associate to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for two. Additionally, he served a term as Vice President of the WCU Chapter of the Association of Pennsylvania College and University Faculty. In addition to his duties, Dr. Osgood teaches courses in the Doctor of Public Administration program.

Scott Heinerichs
Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs (Interim)

Dr. Scott Heinerichs reports directly to the Vice Provost and provides leadership in creating consistent and effective regional and specialized accreditation interactions and supporting strategic plan activities within Academic Affairs. He also supports faculty and staff in the oversight and evaluation of assessment plans to ensure uniformity in the assurance of student learning outcomes. Dr. Heinerichs has direct responsibility for the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Center (TLAC). The TLAC provides resources for the daily work of teaching, learning, and assessment by faculty and staff and contains various faculty development committees for which Dr. Heinerichs provides directoversight (Committee of Excellence on Learning and Teaching, Faculty Mentoring, New Faculty Orientation, and University Assessment Advisory Committee).

Dr. Heinerichs is an Associate Professor of Sports Medicine and has experience in curriculum development and student learning outcomes. He has published in the areas of educational outcomes assessment and the clinical education of athletic training students. He holds a doctorate in higher education academic leadership and a master of arts in teaching. Dr. Heinerichs served as Faculty Associate for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment for the last three years within the office of the Vice Provost.‚Äč

Andrea Grinwis
Academic Affairs Programs and Policies Manager

Andrea Grinwis began her relationship with WCU in 1994, when she started as a student in the Theatre Arts Department. She earned her B.A. in Theatre in 1998 and shortly thereafter returned to WCU to work in the Registrar's Office. Mrs. Grinwis has since worked in the Communication Studies Department and is now serving as the Academic Affairs Programs and Policies Manager - working with Dr. Greenamyer on student academic issues, supporting the Curriculum and Academic Policies Council (CAPC), and assisting the Vice Provost with first-year student scheduling and other projects.

Mrs. Grinwis is an active member of the Barley Sheaf Players, a community theatre in Lionville, where she spends equal time acting onstage and working behind the scenes - writing and directing.

Judy Greenamyer
Special Assistant for Academic Policy

Dr. Judy Greenamyer has a D.V.M. from Ohio State University and an M.S. in Cell Physiology from the University of California (Davis). Before she came to West Chester University, Dr. Greenamyer was in private practice as a veterinarian and served in the US Air Force in the Biomedical Science Corps. Her last assignment in the Air Force was at the School of Aerospace Medicine in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Greenamyer is a faculty member in the Department of Biology and, in the past, has served the Biology Department as the Chair, the Assistant Chair, and the Graduate Coordinator. She served on CAPC (The Curriculum and Academic Policies Council) for several years, primarily as a member of the Academic Policies Committee.